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up·thrust

 (ŭp′thrŭst′)
n.
An upward thrust, especially of part of the earth's crust.
tr. & intr.v. up·thrust·ed, up·thrust·ing, up·thrusts
To thrust or be thrusted upward. Used especially of the earth's crust.

upthrust

(ˈʌpˌθrʌst)
n
1. an upward push or thrust
2. (Geological Science) geology a violent upheaval of the earth's surface

up•thrust

(ˈʌpˌθrʌst)

n.
1. a thrust in an upward direction.
2. Geol. an upheaval of a part of the earth's crust.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.upthrust - (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)upthrust - (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
rising, ascension, ascent, rise - a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
Translations

upthrust

[ˈʌpˈθrʌst]
A. ADJ
2. (Geol) → solevantado
B. N
1. (gen) (Tech) → empuje m hacia arriba
2. (Geol) → solevantamiento m

upthrust

n (= upward movement)Aufwärtsdruck m; (Geol) → Hebung f

upthrust

[ˈʌpˌθrʌst] n (gen) (Phys) → spinta verso l'alto (Geol) → sollevamento
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Tented arch consists of one upthrusting ridge, which tends to bisect superior ridges at right angles.
Gerald, who had no memory or hope of copper hot lips-- of firm upthrusting thighs to reinforce his flow, let tall walls and buzzards change the course of his river from south to north.
Yes, I see it all still, the Eiffel Tower, spurting iridescent, phosphorescent fizz skyward, upthrusting like a phallic symbol spraying a nude sky, penetrating the womb of the milky way.
While the activity was there, the heavier thundershowers were thwarted by this drier layer which absorbed some of the upthrusting moist air currents.